This is where I get to say anything I feel like saying and you get to agree with me.
We will also share stories and chocolate if you have any.
Naps are also encouraged, if shopping is out of the question.


How to Cope .. When there is no Chocolate

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Library

Just so you know, I never wanted to be a Librarian. I love libraries and I have spent many happy hours in libraries, I have great respect for libraries and I want one in my home... I just don't want to be a librarian.
Now that we have that straight.. let's talk about Libraries. . and why shouldn't I have one.

I could take the second bedroom, this one, and put in lots of shelves but I like it as a bedroom with my little desk here in the corner. I have French doors behind me, I have lots of light and the bed is here so the dog can be comfortable while I am on the computer.
But I have a wall in my dining room that is calling out for shelves. I love the style of having book cases in a dining room, or a dining table in a room full of books.. whichever way you want to look at it.  
 I have been looking for inspiration. I know I want the shelves to be white, I don't want just plain wooden shelves, I want the molding to be a touch ornate. 
I have 15' high ceilings so I will have plenty of room for books on one wall. 
This isn't formal enough for what I want.
If this is good enough for Marc Chagall, it should be fine for me. But then, I want molding, lots of molding. But he has the right idea with all the white. Let the colors on the shelves be enough.
I like the light over the shelves on the right. 
Now this is the idea, but no space in the middle. Well, actually there will be a smaller space, for the painting of the pig with the glass of wine. What ? you don't know about our pig painting? 
A story for another day. 
Well, that's it for today. I am fresh out of ideas. I need rest. Monday we will be full of ideas and perhaps a few new items in the house. Tomorrow I am dragging The Husband to the Flea Market.



images via House Beautiful

2 comments:

Cote Provence said...

Just discovered your lovely blog. I love the look of a library in the dining room. It adds warmth to the room.
Love the last picture... beautiful!
Will be back for sure.

a Broad said...

Hello ! Welcome and thank you for your kind words.